“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)
What does it mean to recover your life? Are you spending time and energy on things that drain you? Do what only you can do. What does that mean? Not: Do only what you can do. No. Do what only you can do. Only you can be the wife, mother, daughter, friend. Make those priorities first.
What does “real rest” mean? Rest in God is unlike a good night’s sleep. It is the true peace that comes in the storm. In the midst of the storm. In spite of the storm. How can you rest in him this week?
How do you walk with Jesus and work with him? What are you focusing on with respect to service, love, relationships? Do you get caught up, like I often do, in hiding the real messy life you lead?